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How The Online Gambling Industry Has Grown Over Time 0

Posted on July 21, 2019 by John Harris

Online gambling is one of the people’s favorite pastimes.  Whether you live in The United States, Canada, Australia, or anywhere else in the world, people enjoy gambling real money over the Internet.  Whether you’re betting on your favorite sports team, playing an online casino table game or online slots, the opportunities are endless.  However, before the Internet existed, people had to play games at land casinos or play their games at an underground casino.  Also, folks that bet on sports had to go to a physical casino in Nevada or use the services or a local bookie.  Now, you can pick your mobile Smartphone or tablet up and gamble on the go.  However, it was not always so easy.

Online Gambling In The Early Days Of The Internet

The Internet started to get popular In the 1990s. It didn’t take long before people and companies started to launch online casinos.  However, back then the desktop computers were so slow you literally were using a dial-up modem.  Remember, the days when AOL was your preferred Internet browser?  Well, maybe you are too young :).  Back in the 1990’s and early 2000’s people had to interact with their online casino or sports betting site using their desktop computer.  Most of the time, you had a choice to download the software to your desktop and play the games from there. In other cases, you could play the real money casino games instantly in your Internet browser.

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